Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cruise News

Rifai urges tourism sector to carefully manage visitor growth

UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai has warned the hospitality sector it must carefully manage growth if the world is to avoid the pitfalls of over-tourism. Some 1.2 billion travellers will cross an international boundary in...

Holland America Line holds coin ceremony for ms Nieuw Statendam

In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line held the ship’s coin ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Following Italian shipbuilding tradition, Anne Marie Bartels, a member of...

Carnival Sunshine to reposition to Charleston for 2019 season

Carnival Cruise Line will position a newer, larger ship to Charleston when the 3,002-passenger Carnival Sunshine kicks off a year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises in May 2019. Carnival Sunshine provides an exciting new...

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay to welcome World Spa Awards Grand Final

World Spa Awards has touched down at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam, ahead of its 2017 Gala Ceremony. An extensive weekend programme is in place which will see the elite of the...

easyJet to expand operations at London Southend Airport next summer

easyJet has announced it will operate four new routes to Bordeaux, Prague, and Dubrovnik and Pula in Croatia from London Southend Airport in 2018. Bordeaux will start on July 25th and operates three times a...

Tobin appointed wellness ambassador JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has announced its partnership with Nora Tobin, naming the health and wellness leader as the brand’s wellness ambassador.  The partnership stems from JW Marriott’s commitment to the guest passion...

Vietnam positions Phu Quoc as new luxury tourism destination in south-east Asia

Home to stunning beaches and one of the world’s most creatively ambitious new luxury design hotels, the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc is on the up in the hospitality sector. With new flight connections via...

American Cruise Lines triples capacity in Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines has announced two new itineraries for 2018 in Puget Sound - five-day Highlights of Puget Sound and 11-day Grand Puget Sound. These spectacular cruises are round-trip from Seattle, Washington, and will...

Smith named senior captain of upcoming Azamara Pursuit

Azamara Club Cruises has announced the three officers of its new ship, Azamara Pursuit, which will join the fleet in August 2018. Senior captain Carl Smith and cruise director Tony Markey, both from the...

TUI appoints Hackney to lead Marella Cruises

TUI UK & I has confirmed Christopher Hackney has been appointed as the new managing director of Marella Cruises and will take up his position from December 1st. Hackney will report to cruise and distribution...